'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 7:30 AM
'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday.

Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes for which they are supposed to fight.

While President Obama and the Democrats have no problem "walking through glass" to defend Big Government programs, Cruz said the GOP has failed to live up to its tenets.

"Unfortunately, leadership on my side of the aisle does not practice the same commitment to principles."

The Center for Medical Progress investigation is more than enough evidence to prove Planned Parenthood is not interested in women's health, but the revenue it gets from abortion. This sinister motive, which now seems to have resulted in criminal activity, is why the Texas senator wants to see the organization defunded.

"There are multiple statues that Planned Parenthood appears to be violating, perhaps on a daily basis," he explained. "The first are selling aborted baby parts for profit, which can be up to ten years jail time."

"It is a volume business," he added. "Taking the lives of unborn children and then selling them, apparently for profit."

House Speaker John Boehner, who recently announced his resignation, was likely not amused by Cruz's speech. Without directly admitting Cruz was the bane of his existence, Boehner did suggest he and conservatives like him who are willing to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood were "false prophets."

Cruz was joined by 18 other Republican senators in voting against the spending bill, including his fellow presidential contender Rand Paul (R-KY). Because the legislation did not come attached with the controversial anti-Planned Parenthood provision, Obama is expected to accept it.